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Movie Streaming War Intensifies as Apple TV Plus Launches in More Than 100 Countries

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Apple’s new streaming television service ‘Apple TV Plus’ is now available in the TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Mac, along with other devices like Smart TVs, Roku, Amazon Fire TV sticks and the web at with a 7-day free trial.

The service is available in more than 100 countries around the world, including South Africa, and the content is subtitled in close to 40 languages.

The Cupertino-based company, which has a reported budget of $6 billion to attract some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, is staking the most on The Morning Show, its marquee drama starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston.

If you buy a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch, you can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free. As per family sharing, up to six family members can share one Apple TV+ subscription.

Meanwhile, old iPhone users, the streaming service will be available to viewers for a mere $4.99 a month. TV shows that are available at launch include SeeThe Morning ShowDickinsonFor All MankindHelpstersSnoopy in SpaceGhostwriter, and Oprah Winfrey’s Book Club. The Elephant Queen, a documentary, is also available.

New Apple Originals debuting in the coming months include series “Servant” (November 28), “Truth Be Told” (December 6) and “Little America,” and movies “Hala” and “The Banker.”

To subscribe to Apple TV+ and watch Apple Originals, customers can simply open the Apple TV app or visit to sign up for the service for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial.

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Customers who purchase a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch or Mac starting September 10, 2019, will receive one year of Apple TV+ for free. In addition, students around the world who subscribe to the Apple Music student plan can enjoy Apple TV+ for free on the Apple TV app or at

With the launch of Apple TV Plus and the upcoming launch of Disney Plus on November 12th, Netflix will no longer be the only dominant global player in the movie streaming business.

Musa Suleiman
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